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How do I make my eyeglasses super sparkly?

I wear glasses. I follow the cleaning instructions given to me by my optometrist--a thorough going over with little wet wipes for optics and then some reasonably vigorous swipes with a dry microfiber cloth. But this isn't good enough.What happens is that I get some cruft built up along the edges where the lens meets the frame. I am very, very blind, and even the thinnest lens I can afford protrudes from the edge of the frame. So there's always a lip there. I've tried using gentle dish washing...

Labor group in call for close eye on cleaner pay

A labor group has called on the government to pay more attention to the salaries of its contract workers as most cleaners only get the minimum wage and work in poor conditions.The Hong Kong Catholic Commission for Labour Affairs said yesterday 88 percent of the 95 contract cleaners interviewed at the Food and Environmental Hygiene and the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation departments earned the basic HK$34.50 hourly rate.It said that although the government revised the tender proposal...

is now my friend

The Taylors have left the waiting room and are now across the hall in Conference Room Two. The prosecuting attorney doesn’t talk to the Taylors and he doesn’t make room for them next to him at the table. They find seats against the wall with the victim’s advocate, a large woman with an abundance of purple hair. Fields sits at the table, next to his state-appointed attorney, DeJon Ramone Lewis, the same lawyer who represented Charles Manson at Manson’s parole hearing in 2012. It is just...